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History at War on the Shore

By Daniel Andruczyk Photos: Felipe Bedoya The annual AMNRL War in the shore was played over the weekend of 3 August at Sea Isle City New Jersey. The last full round of the 2013 season was to be played with the new kids on the block, Southampton Dragons taking on the New York Northern Raiders, Front runners New York Knights were taking on the Pennsylvania Bulls and NOVA to take on the Connecticut Wildcats....

The Rugby League Warriors are back

From Philippine Rugby League The last time these groups of local Filipino Rugby League enthusiast were together, was at the inaugural Clark International 9s tournament on Saturday the 27th October, 2012. Nine months from their first experience of Rugby League in 2012. The graduates of the Maritime Academy of Asia & the Pacific (MAAP) from Mariveles City, Bataan – the Alumni Warriors, the Merchant Marine...

New York Win Big in Virginia

By Daniel Andruczyk New York Knights 52 – 04 NOVA Eagles The weekend saw some unbelievably atrocious weather on the East Coast of the USA. In some appalling rain the New York Knights travelled to Northern Virginia to take on the NOVA Eagles. It was a game that potentially promised to be competitive since it was a top of the table clash. However the Knights showed that they really are a step up above the rest of the...

Interview with FIRFL National Youth Coordinator Massimo Nicotra: Increasing National Youth Setup Further

From Joel Morgan, FIRFL The Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League put points on the board with focus on growing the youth program. After the recent youth national stage in Avezzano the satisfaction among those involved is still alive. The city is where the official National Under 17 selection stage and development initiative grew further through coaches Sebastian Velazquez and Gigi Ferraro. “After a...

Pacific showdown in Vanuatu vs Solomon Islands

From Ben Howard, Vanuatu RL Pacific rivalry will be at its very best with the historic showdown between Vanuatu and Solomon Islands in a rugby league test match in Mackay this October. The game commemorates the Australian South Sea Islander 150 Year anniversary of people or ‘blackbirds’ from Vanuatu and Solomon Islands being removed from the Islands and resettled throughout Queensland. Vanuatu Rugby...

HUNGARY STAGES FIRST LOCAL RUGBY LEAGUE COMPETITION

From Phil Caplan The Hungarian Rugby League Federation organised its first Rugby League Cup over the weekend. Having had spent two years establishing exchanges with teams from regional neighbours Serbia and the Czech Republic, four male and three female teams played in a nines competition in Székesfehérvár, 65km south-west of Budapest. Elephants Rugby XIII won the men’s competition, winning two and drawing one of...

Rugby League European Shield Game 10 – Report

From Phil Caplan ITALIANS CLAIM VICTORY IN HIGH SCORING ENCOUNTER – GERMANY 30 ITALY 66 – Karlsruhe A man of the match performance from Warrington’s young full back James Saltonstall saw Italy retain faint hopes of winning the 2012-3 European Shield, with a 66-30 win over holders Germany in 36 degree heat in Karlsruhe. The Azzurri moved to within two points of Russia in the table with the 12-try performance...

Maltese continue to produce the goods against foreign opposition

From Anthony Micallef (MRL) Images: Matthew Scerri. Few expected the type of match we experienced recently at Pembroke’s Melita Football Ground. An end to end game that had everything from scintillating attack to bruising defence. Malta didn’t start the way they wanted to with a dropped ball on halfway late in their first set. However the British Mercians dropped the ball in their ensuing set and then gave Malta a...
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